Sunday, November 4, 2012

Water, water

We in the Northwestern hemisphere do not really know what it is like to have to walk for miles to get clean, safe drinking water. What a pleasure it was so help those who do have to bring this water closer to home.  It only takes $650 US to give a neighborhood a covered well and easy to maintain pump. Awesome!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New Beginnings

Wow so much has passed since I wrote that last blog. So hard to put everything together.  My travels have taken me to Costa Rica, Colombia and the Brazilian Amazon, and now.....Zambia. I fell in love with Zambia.  Even though the landscape was dry and brown right now, I could imagine what the rains will be bringing. And, those who water have the most lucious, beautiful plants and flowers. The most beautiful of all.......the people....the children. They are so precious.
    So enjoyed meeting the children at the Kutuba school. When you are greeted by singing children, singing their greetings to you, it just melts your heart. I hope to get the chance to return.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tis the season

As I stop and think about the season we are now in, I begin to feel the emptiness of what is going on
          around me.
   Shop, shop, shop for me me me.....even when we think it's for others. We do it to please, so others 
           will....think well of us.
Giving to someone who doesn't know us, to meet a need that cannot be filled.....and then not letting
           person know .......that is the true meaning of the season. Sacrificial giving.
Can I sacrifice myself for those I don't even know or those who don't even like me?  
               It's a thought that runs through my head

Monday, October 3, 2011

New story

I'm working on a new story.....coming soon

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The wind blows
                                the leaves
               all around                               swirling, whirling floating colors of
red,                           orange,            yellow,          brown
flying here and there...........................and everywhere
autumn's                            confetti!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

the wonderful world of imagination and writing

Ah, I miss my blogs and am sorry to be so busy. School during the day and work at night has left me little time, but that will come to an end soon enough. Work has actually helped my imagination and given me some ideas for stories.
As a part-time night custodian at a local high school, occasionally I'm asked to clean a science room. The first time I did, I opened the door only to not find the light switch. As I wandered toward the other door, eerie thoughts came to mind when I heard certain noises coming from dimly lit glass containers. mind said "haunted" and "by what"...thus a story in the making.
Having back soon!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

summer's ending

Even though the heat prevails, summer is definitely winding down. Public school starts in less than two weeks, and my college classes start at the end of this month.
Fireflies are fast disappearing and the cicadias are noisey as ever. But, it has been a good summer!
May the months ahead be filled with new adventures, some challenges, making new friends, and remembering the good ones that I have already made.
Life is what we make it to be in many ways! I for one choose to make it as positive as possible to balance out those things that might be negative.
Love, Laugh, and Live!!!